Dallas thinks BIG.  But it is often in our small projects and accomplishments that we build our city. For every Klyde Warren Park, there are a dozen Bishop Arts Districts.  For every Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, a score of trails, trolley stops and bike lanes.  For every top-down master plan that ends up on a shelf, many neighborhood initiatives and individual interventions thrive and make a positive urban impact.  Join us for a day of empowerment and education with your fellow citizens as we explore how to rediscover and implement the “true” nature of Dallas.  How do we celebrate and incubate the uniqueness of our neighborhoods?  How do we develop connections between those unique nodes and seam together the diverse patchwork quilt we call our city?  And how do we reconnect with the natural infrastructures that first drew Dallas’ founders to this plot of blackland prairie?  With informative talks and panel discussions with planners, architects, neighborhood leaders, elected officials, educators, and community members, the 2015 Urban Summit will give you the inspiration and tactical tool kit to participate in the place-making that truly leads to big things.

September 17th, 5:30pm - 8:00pm, Reception, Introduction and Keynote (for more information, click here)

September 18th

MORNING SESSIONS:  Authenticity of Place in Neighborhoods and Nodes

   7:30am - 8:00am     Registration and Coffee
   8:00am - 8:15am     Welcome & Agenda
   8:15am - 9:00am     Dowtown 360 Discoveries
   9:00am - 10:15am   Small Projects/BIG Impact
 10:15am - 10:30am   Break
 10:30am - 11:45am   Struggles with Success
 11:45am - 12:30pm   Lunch

AFTERNOON SESSIONS:  Connecting Neighborhoods

 12:30pm - 1:15pm    Connecting Neighborhoods thru Infrastructure
   1:15pm - 2:30pm    Zooming Out to Zoom In:  Connecting thru Nature
   2:30pm - 2:45pm    Break
   2:45pm - 3:45pm    Intentional Connections
   3:45pm - 4:30pm    Conclusions & Next Steps
   4:30pm - 5:00pm    Reception